"Refreshingly different... Run to Failure reads like a thriller, complete with whistle-blowers and double agents... Lustgarten paints a picture of neglect, hollow proclamations about safety and environmental stewardship, and draconian cost-trimming going back two decades." - Nature, March 8, 2012.A "scathing expose." - Reuters, March 12, 2012. "A gripping account of a catastrophe foretold, Run to Failure explains not just why the spill happened, but why it didn't have to. It should be required reading in boardrooms across America," - Elizabeth Kolbert "This often breathless account is a wakeup call, and affords a timely consideration of the nature of international business and its relationship to government." - Publisher's Weekly.
About the Author
is an award-winning reporter for ProPublica
and a former writer for Fortune
. He covers energy and environmental topics, including natural gas, renewable energy, water resources, and energy policy. He is a winner of numerous prizes, including the George Polk Award for environmental reporting, the Stokes Award for best energy writing, a Sigma Delti Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists and several awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists. Lustgarten has appeared frequently on national media to discuss energy issues, including NPR's Fresh Air, Rachel Maddow, and Hardball with Chris Mathews. In 2004 Lustgarten recieved a grant from the MacArthur Foundation to support his international reporting in China and Tibet, a project that led to his first book, China's Great Train
. And his work on BP, which led to his second book Run To Failure
, was nominated for an Emmy after it aired in a PBS Frontline
documentary. Lustgarten lives in San Francisco, CA.